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Thursday, 16 April 2015 - 16:50
Police Killed Son in-front of Mother
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The woman watches a live chase on TV and receives a call from her son moments before he is shot dead by police on a Texas highway.

A man has been shot dead in Texas after a 20-minute, high-speed chase that was shown on live TV and was being watched by his mother.

The victim was identified as 41-year-old Frank "Trey" Shephard, a father of three.

His mother said she saw the chase unfold on live TV and got a call from her son shortly before he died.

"He said, 'Bye, I love you.' He just called to tell me he loved me," Cheryl Shephard told to media.

"I told him to stop. ‘Stop the car Trey. Get out the car Trey, please. Don't do this, please don't do this baby'.

The chase began when two officers tried to pull over the Chrysler 300 Mr. Shephard was driving due to "suspicious activity", including unsafe lane changes.

But he did not stop, leading police on the chase along a Houston highway.

Mr Shephard's car eventually struck two other vehicles at an intersection before stopping.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the officers told the suspect to show his hands, but as they approached his car he reached back into his vehicle.

Suspecting that he was reaching for a weapon, both officers opened fire multiple times, killing the man. However, no gun was found in the vehicle, the Chronicle said. (Sky News)

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